Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Rich McCurdy completed his B.S. degree in engineering from North Carolina State University in 1991. He earned his doctor of optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed an externship at Duke University Eye Center. He was awarded the Vision America Co-Management in Ocular Disease Award in his fourth year of optometry school. He also received residency training in ocular disease and low vision at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham.
He and his wife Dr. Kate McCurdy joined Clinic for Vision in 2005. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, and Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity. He has participated in several medical mission trips, including Honduras and Dominican Republic. He and his wife both see patients at the Albertville and Barfield Nursing Homes.
He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Guntersville. Dr. McCurdy is a member of Kairos prison ministry, and enjoys golf, tennis, music, reading and spending time with his wife and sons Luke, Ben and Joseph.